Apply to all other airlines before accepting Republic offer.
Flight Attendant (Current Employee) – EWR – February 8, 2018
Republic will demand that you portray professionalism anytime you’re in uniform, HOWEVER, they will talk to you like a child and pay you below industry averages. This is not a place that you can make a living without depending on a second income or a roommate to split the bills. The mgmt is paid like they’re mainline but they pay their flight attendants below regional averages. They’ll ask you to be the best and pay you like you’re the worst (other than Mesa). Republic exploits their flight attendants but if you’re extremely desperate to be a flight attendant then hop onboard. Do yourself a favor though and apply to all major carriers first , including the budget airlines. Republic should be your second to last stop before Mesa.
Flight Attendant (Current Employee) – New York, NY – January 18, 2018
Being a flight attendant is a huge change. Both your personal life and professional life all change. It is a life style change and everything else in your life revolves around your job. It is a great experience, if you work for the right company. You learn how to work without being under constant supervision, and the benefits are amazing.
Material Specialist (Former Employee) – Columbus, OH – January 4, 2018
Overall Republic Airways is a good place to work. Some middle management issues when I left. Overall environment was relaxed, fellow employees typically willing to assist new and less experienced co-workers. Most immediate supervisors were knowledgeable and helpful, willing to assist employees as needed.
Extensive paperwork, often if it wasn't for rework we wouldn't have any work. Everyone knew it but it became a way of life. Management was micromanaged by Indianapolis. Management only had a 9 to 11 month life span before being replaced. Management kept incompetent/lazy maintenance personnel. Head count was more important then quality personnel. Workplace culture: Maintenance is a necessary evil. The hardest part of the job was working with the previously stated items.
Working with some very good technicians.
Everyone was paid the same no matter what degree of quality work they produced.
There has been attempts to change the culture for the better but it's not been successful. Compensation is a driving force these days and even at my level of seniority I'm still struggling to afford to go to work and live a decent life at a regional level. Pilot group has been taken care but the other half of the crew has been left behind and it's a sad state to know the corporate office hasn't decided to take care of those that have been the face of their operational product.
option to fly on many airlines to commute to work
having to be on the bottom of most priority lists making it hard to get to work
FLIGHT ATTENDANT (Current Employee) – Indianapolis, IN – October 19, 2017
In terms of a regional airline, I think it is a great place to work. If you are a retiree, or have a flexible lifestyle with no concerns of financial compensation--then it is the perfect work environment. However, if you intend to choose this lifestyle as a long-term career choice, I would advise a mainline carrier. The salary is grossly insufficient and the hours can be absolutely brutal. Republic airlines can be a great place to work---it simply doesn't meet my needs.
Flight benefits, fun job, meet lots of interesting people
Flight Attendant (Current Employee) – New York, NY – October 12, 2017
Working for Republic Airways is a true blessing. Especially after 3 years of service. From security checks of the aircraft to serving passengers, this job is a true blessing because of the atmosphere and the benefits. The only reason that I am looking for something to do part-time is because my father is sick and I need to be home a bit more often. I do intend to keep this job, just go back on hours as it isn't an issue.
Manager Materials (Former Employee) – Indianapolis, IN – October 8, 2017
Good company to work for. Opportunity for growth within the company. Great Health and Travel Benefits. Position held required a lot of travel. Balance of work and homelife difficult. Learned many aspect of company operations,parts stockroom, warranty and repair and purchasing. A great experience.
Flight Attendant (Current Employee) – DCA – September 5, 2017
Relaxed atmosphere. Great people to work with. Love the idea of being qualified to work for Delta, United and American. Love that every day is different. Love our new training center. Just plain love working here!
Travel Benefits on United, American and Delta, Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance
Schedules change frequently. Some layorver Hotels are not that desirable
Flight Dispatcher (Former Employee) – Indianapolis, IN – September 1, 2017
Although the benefits were very good, the day to day work environment was toxic. I was bullied and harassed constantly and when I went to HR for assistance the retaliation began. The hours were awful along with the foul language and ill mannered coworkers, it was not somewhere I could see spending the rest of my career.
Flight Attendant (Current Employee) – Indianapolis, IN – July 5, 2017
Good regional to work for. Republic codeshares for three major carries to which you get flight benefits on all three for you and your dependents. You will not get that at the mainline level. Pay is lower than mainline new hires but a regional is more like a family. Overall, it's a great regional airline.
Flight benefits, Health Insurance, 401K, travel
Hard work and the salary is fairly low compared to the majors.
Flight Attendant (Current Employee) – Indianapolis, IN – June 14, 2017
Passenger Safety and Service are fun. I enjoy conversation with diverse individuals. Sunset is almost always beautiful, and my favorite time of day. It is difficult to work a 5 day trip, with every day starting at a different time, with as much as a 12 hour varient. I enjoy babies on my flights. They calm down quickly with me.